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Junior Cycle Business Studies

The specification focuses on improving students’ understanding of the business environment and on developing skills for life, work and further study through the three inter-connected strands:

The Junior Cycle focuses on key skills, assessment and learning intentions. The learning intentions for Business Studies are:

Managing My Resources: the learning outcomes in this element focus on developing students’ awareness, knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of personal finance, enterprise and economics.

Exploring Business:this covers themes of globalisation, sustainable development and consumerism.  It enables students to reflect on the interconnectedness of business to the economy, society and environment and encourages them to be active and responsible.

Using Skills for Business: This broadens students’ understanding by enabling them to proactively apply their knowledge and skills to their own lives and in the dynamic business environment.


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